Meet the Staff

Conferences and Special Events Staff

Krystal Grace

Assistant Director for Conferences, Special Events, and the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building

Krystal joined the Conferences & Special Events staff after graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She also holds a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She stays current in her field as a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers -  International and Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International. In addition to cooking and experimenting with new recipes, Krystal enjoys watching movies and traveling to visit friends.

Krystal Grace

Dana DeCair

Coordinator, Conferences and Special Events

Dana DeCair received her bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She has a master's degree in college student personnel from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dana has experience planning small and large scale events. Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, gardening and crafting. Contact Conferences & Special Events to discuss hosting your event with University Housing.

Dana Decair

Kari Mattfolk

Building Coordinator, Student Dining & Residential Programs building (SDRP)

Karen Trame

Office Support Specialist